Plant of the month – Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter flowering honeysuckle is a great shrub for the border. Delicate creamy flowers with a wonderful perfume, are born in clusters on bare stems from January to March. Excellent as a border shrub or hedging plant, winter flowering honeysuckle will reach a  Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 2.5m … [Read more...]



Flower of the month – Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers or Helianthus are a great way to bring fresh, bright colour to the back of the border in autumn. Flowering into early October, Perennial Helianthus are hardy, vigorous plants with small to large yellow flowers. They can grow from three to seven feet tall, depending on the … [Read more...]



Contaminated compost still killing plants

In 2008, Garden Organic reported a flood of queries from allotment holders and gardeners whose crops were showing unusual symptoms. The cause turned out to be manure contaminated with the very persistent weedkiller, aminopyralid. Despite the introduction of stringent conditions in 2010, by Dow … [Read more...]



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